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  1. Content type: Original article

    Recent years have seen an increasing interest in laccase enzymes. Due to their ability of oxidizing various substrates, they are nowadays applied in multiple industrial fields including pulp delignification, t...

    Authors: Katarzyna Litwińska, Felix Bischoff, Falko Matthes, Rüdiger Bode, Twan Rutten and Gotthard Kunze

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:102

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    Antibiotics abuse has caused increased bacterial resistance, which severely limits the application of antibiotics to the treatment of bacterial infections. Therefore, it is urgent to develop new antibacterial ...

    Authors: Zhuo Xu, Haotian Li, Xuhua Qin, Tao Wang, Junjie Hao, Jianwei Zhao, Jiabo Wang, Ruilin Wang, Dan Wang, Shizhang Wei, Huadan Cai and Yanling Zhao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:101

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    The basidiomycetous yeast Pseudozyma antarctica (currently designated Moesziomyces antarcticus) produces extracellular enzymes and glycolipids, including mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs), which are biosurfactants...

    Authors: Azusa Saika, Hideaki Koike, Tohru Yarimizu, Takashi Watanabe, Hiroko Kitamoto and Tomotake Morita

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:100

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    Chemolithoautotrophic sulfur-oxidizing bacteria (SOB) are crucial key players in biotechnological processes to remove hydrogen sulfide from sour gas streams. Several different haloalkaliphilic SOB have been de...

    Authors: Karine Kiragosyan, Pieter van Veelen, Suyash Gupta, Agnieszka Tomaszewska-Porada, Pawel Roman and Peer H. A. Timmers

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:99

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Gossypol is a toxic polyphenolic product that is derived from cotton plants. The toxicity of gossypol has limited the utilization of cottonseed meal (CSM) in the feed industry. The gene, Helicoverpa armigera CYP9...

    Authors: Cheng Chen, Yan Zhang, Wenhui Pi, Wenting Yang, Cunxi Nie, Jing Liang, Xi Ma and Wen-ju Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:98

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Salmonella is a pathogenic bacterium contributing to food poisoning and acute infectious intestinal disease. The traditional standard detection method is based on the principle of liquid phase enrichment and has ...

    Authors: Feng Tang, Zhi Chen, Feng Wang, Hongyan Hou, Weiyong Liu, Han Xiao, Jiao Hu, Yan Xiong, Hui Zhang, Zhongju Chen, Hanming Peng, Jun Lu, Wanjun Luo, Ying Zhao and Miao Lin

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:97

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  7. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article (Guo et al. 2016), the authors of Guo et al. (2016) would like to make a correction for a figure in their published article. An image in Fig. 4b (Lane 4, M3) were ...

    Authors: Min Guo, Xiaolei Zhu, Hongxia Li, Leyong Tan and Yuemin Pan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:96

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    The original article was published in AMB Express 2016 6:57

  8. Content type: Original article

    The discovery of novel antimicrobials from animal species under pollution is an area untapped. Chinese red-headed centipede is one of the hardiest arthropod species commonly known for its therapeutic value in ...

    Authors: Salwa Mansur Ali, Naveed Ahmed Khan, K. Sagathevan, Ayaz Anwar and Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:95

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  9. Content type: Original article

    α-Arbutin is an effective skin-whitening cosmetic ingredient and hyperpigmentation therapy agent. It can be synthesized by one-step enzymatic glycosylation of hydroquinone (HQ), but limited by the low yield. A...

    Authors: Linjiang Zhu, Min Xu, Changxin Lu, Luyi Chen, Anjie Xu, Jingyi Fang, Hanchi Chen, Yuele Lu, Yongxian Fan and Xiaolong Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:94

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  10. Content type: Original article

    The present study was performed to evaluate the effects of different concentration of rumen-protected methionine (RPMet) with a low level of crude protein (CP) using rumen simulation technology on many paramet...

    Authors: Imtiaz Hussain Raja Abbasi, Farzana Abbasi, Lihui Liu, Bello M. Bodinga, Mervat A. Abdel-Latif, Ayman A. Swelum, Mohamed Abdalla Elsiddig Mohamed and Yangchun Cao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:93

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  11. Content type: Original article

    A genetic transformation system was developed for the selective white rot basidiomycete Ceriporiopsis subvermispora using a modified protocol with polyethylene glycol and CaCl2 treatment of the protoplasts and pl...

    Authors: Yoichi Honda, Eiji Tanigawa, Takahisa Tsukihara, Dong Xuan Nguyen, Harunori Kawabe, Naofumi Sakatoku, Junko Watari, Hideaki Sato, Shigekazu Yano, Takashi Tachiki, Toshikazu Irie, Takahito Watanabe and Takashi Watanabe

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:92

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  12. Content type: Original article

    l-Cysteine (Cys) is metabolically fundamental sulfur compound and important components in various cellular factors. Interestingly, free-form Cys itself as a simple monomeric amino acid was recently shown to fun.....

    Authors: Yusuke Kawano, Maeka Shiroyama, Koji Kanazawa, Yasushi A. Suzuki and Iwao Ohtsu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:91

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Fluridone is widely used as a herbicide for controlling invasive aquatic plants such as hydrilla in surface water bodies. When applied on surface waters fluridone can attach to bed sediment, requiring rigorous ex...

    Authors: Patrick Wickham, Latika Singh, Pramod Pandey, Sarah Lesmeister, Patricia Gilbert, Michael Kwong, Jeffrey Caudill, Jon O’Brien, Sagor Biswas and Swee Teh

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:90

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  14. Content type: Original article

    In this paper, we demonstrate that the antimicrobial activity of L. plantarum PBS067 strain against antagonist microorganisms was mediated by the production of a bacteriocin-like compound secreted at the stationa...

    Authors: Alessandra De Giani, Federica Bovio, Matilde Forcella, Paola Fusi, Guido Sello and Patrizia Di Gennaro

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:88

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Bacteriophages can be used successfully to treat pathogenic bacteria in the food chain including zoonotic pathogens that colonize the intestines of farm animals. However, harsh gastric conditions of low pH and...

    Authors: Abdallah S. Abdelsattar, Fatma Abdelrahman, Alyaa Dawoud, Ian F. Connerton and Ayman El-Shibiny

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:87

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  16. Content type: Original article

    An extreme halophilic xylanase, designated as XylCMS, was characterized by cloning and expression of the encoding gene from a camel rumen metagenome. XylCMS proved to be a GH11 xylanase with high identity to a...

    Authors: Kamran Khalili Ghadikolaei, Elham Dasi Sangachini, Vasimeh Vahdatirad, Kambiz Akbari Noghabi and Hossein Shahbani Zahiri

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:86

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  17. Content type: Original article

    The nixtamalized maize pericarp (NMP) is a plentiful by-product of the tortilla industry and an important source of fermentable sugars. The aim of this study was to describe the degradation profile of NMP by t...

    Authors: José Germán Serrano-Gamboa, Rafael Antonio Rojas-Herrera, Araceli González-Burgos, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol, Diego Javier Jiménez and Mónica Noel Sánchez-González

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:85

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  18. Content type: Original article

    Strain engineering is often a method of choice towards increasing the yields of the biosurfactant surfactin which is naturally synthesized by many Bacillus spp., most notably Bacillus subtilis. In the current stu...

    Authors: Mareen Geissler, Ines Kühle, Kambiz Morabbi Heravi, Josef Altenbuchner, Marius Henkel and Rudolf Hausmann

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:84

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  19. Content type: Original article

    β-Galactosidases are widely used for industrial applications. These enzymes could be used in reactions of lactose hydrolysis and transgalactosylation. The objective of this study was the production, purificati...

    Authors: Raquel Dall’Agnol Martarello, Luana Cunha, Samuel Leite Cardoso, Marcela Medeiros de Freitas, Damaris Silveira, Yris Maria Fonseca-Bazzo, Mauricio Homem-de-Mello, Edivaldo Ximenes Ferreira Filho and Pérola Oliveira Magalhães

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:81

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  20. Content type: Original article

    In many cases in industrial biotechnology, substrate costs make up a major part of the overall production costs. One strategy to achieve more cost-efficient processes in general is to exploit cheaper sources o...

    Authors: Stefanie Arnold, Marius Henkel, Janina Wanger, Andreas Wittgens, Frank Rosenau and Rudolf Hausmann

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:80

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Calebin-A is a curcuminoid compound reported to be present in Curcuma longa rhizome. The current study was aimed to isolate and characterize calebin-A from Curcuma caesia rhizome and its production through biotra...

    Authors: Anju Majeed, Muhammed Majeed, Nooruddin Thajuddin, Sivakumar Arumugam, Furqan Ali, Kirankumar Beede, Sebastian John Adams and Muthuraman Gnanamani

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:79

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  22. Content type: Original article

    Iron deficiency is one of the main causes of chlorosis in plants, which leads to losses in field crops quality and yield. The use of synthetic chelates to prevent or correct iron-deficiency is not satisfactory...

    Authors: Carlos M. H. Ferreira, Ângela Vilas-Boas, Cátia A. Sousa, Helena M. V. M. Soares and Eduardo V. Soares

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:78

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  23. Content type: Original article

    We introduced a novel micro/nanofluidic chip platform (MNCP), which is based on an isothermal nucleic acid amplification method. This study aimed to evaluate the MNCP method for influenza A and B viruses detec...

    Authors: Runqing Li, Wei Gai, Dong Zhu, Chonghou Lok, Cuidan Song, Jingxiao Dong, Ning Han, Yan Zhang and Xiuying Zhao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:77

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  24. Content type: Original article

    The phyllosphere is colonized by a wide variety of microorganisms including epiphytes, plant-pathogenic fungus, bacteria, as well as human or animal pathogens. However, little is known about how microbial comm...

    Authors: Luyun Luo, Zhuo Zhang, Pei Wang, Yongqin Han, Decai Jin, Pin Su, Xinqiu Tan, Deyong Zhang, Hamid Muhammad-Rizwan, Xiangyang Lu and Yong Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:76

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  25. Content type: Original article

    Fagonia indica is a widely known medicinal plant. The extracts of Fagonia species contain secondary metabolites such as flavonoids, phenolic compounds, and terpenoids. Silver nanoparticles are known for antibacte...

    Authors: Muhammad Adil, Tariq Khan, Muhammad Aasim, Ayaz Ali Khan and Muhammad Ashraf

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:75

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  26. Content type: Original article

    GDP-l-fucose, the key substrate for fucosyloligosaccharide biosynthesis, has been synthesized via a de novo pathway in bacteria. In the present study, genes for GDP-l-fucose biosynthesis were cloned into the expr...

    Authors: Weiyang Wang, Fan Zhang, Yanyun Wen, Yanbo Hu, Ye Yuan, Min Wei and Yifa Zhou

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:74

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  27. Content type: Original article

    The inability of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce ethanol from xylose has hampered the biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass. However, prior studies reveal that functional expression of xyl...

    Authors: Igor P. V. Vieira, Gabrielle T. Cordeiro, Diego E. B. Gomes, Rafael D. Melani, Leonardo F. Vilela, Gilberto B. Domont, Rafael D. Mesquita, Elis C. A. Eleutherio and Bianca C. Neves

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:73

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Lactobacillus brevis CD0817, a strain isolated from a healthy adult gut, was currently the most efficient lactic acid bacterial cell factory for gamma-aminobutyric acid. In this study, the complete genome sequenc...

    Authors: Dandan Gao, Kunpeng Chang, Gongtao Ding, Hongjing Wu, Yuanhong Chen, Mengya Jia, Xiaohua Liu, Shuixing Wang, Yuyuan Jin, Hao Pan and Haixing Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:72

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  29. Content type: Original article

    Biodesulfurization helps in removal of sulfur from organosulfur present in petroleum fractions. All microorganisms isolated to date harbor a desulfurization operon consisting of three genes dszA, -B and -C which ...

    Authors: Pooja Murarka, Tanaya Bagga, Pooja Singh, Sabita Rangra and Preeti Srivastava

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:71

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  30. Content type: Original article

    Gene therapy and viral vaccine are becoming attractive therapeutic options for the treatment of different malignant diseases. Viral vector productions are often using static culture vessels and small volume st...

    Authors: Jianjun Yang, Patrick Guertin, Guodong Jia, Zhongliang Lv, Hongyan Yang and Dianwen Ju

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:70

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  31. Content type: Original article

    The human intestinal microbiota has an important role in the maintenance of human health and disease pathogenesis. The aim of this research was to investigate the impact of four media on human intestinal micro...

    Authors: Fu Yousi, Chen Kainan, Zhang Junnan, Xiao Chuanxing, Fan Lina, Zhang Bangzhou, Ren Jianlin and Fang Baishan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:69

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Isochrysis zhangjiangensis is widely used in the marine aquaculture as larval feed, especially for filter feeding cultures, as well as a good candidate for biofuels. However, the optimal cultivation temperature f...

    Authors: Guangze Yuan, Xupeng Cao, Zhen Zhu, Miao Yang, Junpeng Jiang, Xuran Fan, Peichun Wu, Hongbin Lu, Jing Tian and Song Xue

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:68

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  33. Content type: Original article

    Synergistic combinations of various antimicrobial agents are considered ideal strategies in combating clinical and multidrug resistant (MDR) infections. In this study, antibacterial potential of Jatropha curcas c...

    Authors: Abdul Haq, Maleeha Siddiqi, Syeda Zakia Batool, Arshad Islam, Alam Khan, Dildar Khan, Samiullah Khan, Haji Khan, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Safia Ahmed and Malik Badshah

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:67

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  34. Content type: Original article

    This study was undertaken to investigate the impact of culture pH (4.5–6.5) and temperature (32–37 °C) on the stress resilience of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 during freeze-drying and post freeze-drying expos...

    Authors: Armando Hernández, Christer U. Larsson, Radoslaw Sawicki, Ed W. J. van Niel, Stefan Roos and Sebastian Håkansson

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:66

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  35. Content type: Original article

    A 3-hydroxypyridine degrading bacterium, designated strain DW-1, was isolated from petroleum contaminated soil in Liao River China. 16S rRNA-based phylogenetic analysis indicates that strain DW-1 belongs to ge...

    Authors: Shuxue Zhao, Chunhui Hu, Lizhong Guo, Kuiran Li and Hao Yu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:65

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  36. Content type: Original article

    In the present study, Alcaligenes aquatilis was found to decolorize 82% Synazol red 6HBN after incubation of 4 days at 37 °C and pH 7. Maximum decolorization was found under static conditions by using saw dust an...

    Authors: Mehvish Ajaz, Abdul Rehman, Zaman Khan, Muhammad Atif Nisar and Syed Hussain

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:64

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  37. Content type: Original article

    Although fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has become a research hotspot, studies on comparison of the active fecal bacteria suspension under different preparation conditions are limited. This study inves...

    Authors: Chunhui Lin, Jiajia Wan, Yang Lu, He Zhang, Xue Chen, Yong Su and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:63

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  38. Content type: Original article

    In this study, we introduce a simple and green method for synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) using microbial glycolipid mannosylerythritol lipid (MEL) produced from Ustilago maydis CGMCC 5.203 and to evaluat...

    Authors: Abdelmoneim Bakur, Yongwu Niu, Hui Kuang and Qihe Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:62

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  39. Content type: Original article

    Rhamnolipids are glycolipid biosurfactants that are primarily produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa that have gained a great deal of interest for their numerous industrial applications and environmentally friendly p...

    Authors: Beatriz Pérez-Armendáriz, Carlos Cal-y-Mayor-Luna, Elie Girgis El-Kassis and Luis Daniel Ortega-Martínez

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:61

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  40. Content type: Original article

    Okara is a major agro-waste produced from the soybean industry. To hydrolyze the okara and enable nutrient release, a strategy to valorize okara using solid-state fermentation with food grade Bacillus subtilis (B

    Authors: Wai Kit Mok, Yong Xing Tan, Jaslyn Lee, Jaejung Kim and Wei Ning Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:60

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  41. Content type: Original article

    Genes responsible for the anaerobic catabolism of benzoate in the thermophilic archaeon Ferroglobus placidus were expressed in the thermophilic lignocellulose-degrading bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor bescii, as a...

    Authors: Kyle Sander, Meredith Yeary, Kristina Mahan, Jason Whitham, Richard J. Giannone, Steven D. Brown, Miguel Rodriguez Jr., David E. Graham and Bertrand Hankoua

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:59

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  42. Content type: Original article

    Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (CME) is an infectious disease caused by the rickettsia organism Ehrlichia canis which is transmitted mainly the ixodid brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus. The prevalence of E. ...

    Authors: Carla Janaina Rebouças Marques do Rosário, Cláudia Quintino da Rocha, Daniel Moura de Aguiar, Cristian Alex Aquino Lima, Daniella Patrícia Brandão Silveira, José Antônio Costa Leite, Denise Fernandes Coutinho and Ferdinan Almeida Melo

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:58

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  43. Content type: Original article

    An effective framework for early warning and rapid response is a crucial element to prevent or mitigate the impact of biological invasions of plant pathogens, especially at ports of entry. Molecular detection ...

    Authors: Chiara Aglietti, Nicola Luchi, Alessia Lucia Pepori, Paola Bartolini, Francesco Pecori, Aida Raio, Paolo Capretti and Alberto Santini

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:50

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  44. Content type: Original article

    In farmlands, most electronic devices have no connection to a power source and have to work on batteries. To explore paddy soil as an in situ power source, herein, we in the present study constructed sediment ...

    Authors: Yu Lu, Li Liu, Shaosong Wu, Wenhui Zhong, Yujun Xu and Huan Deng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:57

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  45. Content type: Original article

    Alizarin is an anti-fungal compound produced by the plant, Rubia tinctorum. The parasitic fungus Bjerkandera adusta Dec 1 was cultured in potato dextrose (PD) medium with or without alizarin. Alizarin was a good ...

    Authors: Kanako Sugawara, Etsuno Igeta, Yoshimi Amano, Mayuko Hyuga and Yasushi Sugano

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:56

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  46. Content type: Original article

    The effects of packaging atmosphere, storage temperature and oregano essential oil (EO) on growth of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat smoked turkey were studied. Smoked turkey slices were inoculated with a ...

    Authors: Samir A. Mahgoub, Rasha M. El-Mekkawy, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Waleed R. El-Ghareeb, Gamaleldin M. Suliman, Abdullah N. Alowaimer and Ayman A. Swelum

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:54

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  47. Content type: Retraction Note

    The Editor-in-Chief has retracted this article (Wang et al. 2018) because the authors do not have ownership of the data they report. An investigation by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Orga...

    Authors: Dan Wang, Yao Liu, Die Lv, Xueli Hu, Qiumei Zhong, Ye Zhao and Mingbo Wu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:52

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    The original article was published in AMB Express 2018 8:147

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